Compassion for the Lost (Matthew 9:35-38)

Compassion for the Lost (Matthew 9:35-38)

Matthew 9:35-38

I. Continue working (Matthew 9:35)

    A. Even when persecuted and ridiculed (Matthew 9:3, 10-11, 24, 34)
    B. If it happened to Jesus, it will happen to Jesus’ followers – rejoice! (1 Peter 4:12-16)
    C. Don’t let anything in this world stop you, recognizing that God is with you when you obey His will (Matthew 28:18-20; Hebrews 13:5-6)

II. Look upon opportunities with love (Matthew 9:36-37)

    A. Jesus’ compassion compelled Him to help (Matthew 14:14; 15:32; Mark 1:40-41; 5:19; Luke 7:11-15)
    B. You are not expected to do what is beyond your ability, but you are expected to do all that you can! (2 Corinthians 8:12)

III. Pray (Matthew 9:38)

    A. Pray for more workers (Matthew 9:38)
    B. Pray for boldness in the work (Acts 4:29; Ephesians 6:18-20)

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